Homesown is our small plant and cut flower business which has regular stalls at local Oxford Farmers’ Markets from early Spring. Plants are raised from seed, cuttings and divisions in our garden and small greenhouse and include annuals and perennials. Flowers are grown at a cutting patch nearby: our developing plot. Based in South Hinksey, our flowers are just footsteps away from our markets. Market bunches vary in size and are arranged in jam jars big and small or alternatively you can buy our flowers by the armful (or bucketful) to arrange yourself. We also supply flowers for weddings and local events – either arranged into bouquets or in diy buckets. Bespoke bouquets can be delivered within 5 miles of South Hinksey.
It is essential for us to have a light environmental footprint and to be wildlife friendly in our approach so we use organic methods and peat free compost while steering away from insecticides. We are also keen to recycle and reuse as much as we can and are happy to have any of our pots returned. Our plants are given tough treatment so we are confident that they will survive and flourish once planted. We lean towards cottage garden, bee friendly plants: knautias, achillea, and salvia have been regulars on our stalls along with foxgloves, cornflowers and sweetpeas. There is intense pleasure in nurturing new plants and doing this for selling to other people has sharpened our minds and encouraged us to experiment. We are always looking for new and interesting plants to grow.
We also sell vegetable & herb plants – different varieties of mint, squash, courgettes, chard, tomatoes, chillies, lettuce, beans and salad leaves all featured on our stall this Spring and Summer.
Our Upcoming Markets
We will be back at South Oxford Farmers & Community Market on Sunday, December 8th 2019 with a range of Christmas wreaths and Spring bulbs in old terracotta pots, including paperwhite narcissus, crocus and iris reticulata.